The complex issues involved in leading a cultural nonprofit today can challenge even the most skilled management team.
Using our first-hand experience in the arts, and working with faculty from leading business and graduate schools, we
deliver executive-level programs that help you find new opportunities, manage the people
and resources needed for success, and lead your organization toward its mission. Our unique focus on team-centered
education means your team can use NAS programs as off-site working sessions to build shared skills and realize
key organizational change.
The Business of Arts and Culture is our national series of team-centered seminars. Events are presented in
cities around the country, with travel assistance and pay-what-you-can tuition. Every
session is led by top management faculty, and combines new learning with immediate application of the
ideas to your organization. Read more about the seminars or
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Across the cultural field and around the globe, there are leaders thinking creatively about the problems they face – finding new ways to engage with their communities, experimenting with their models and leading their organizations through an environment that is rapidly changing. The Chief Executive Program is designed as a place to help those outstanding leaders who are pushing forward along that path and tackling the big questions facing the field. Learn more »
We've built the Creative Community Fellows program for young entrepreneurs using culture to respond to local needs and contribute to healthy neighborhoods. We give them tools, training and access to others working in this space. This combination fuels their visions for community change, sparking new ideas and helping put them into action and creates a global dialogue about the ways in which culture can restore and animate communities.
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NAS undertakes a focused set of custom program development, consulting, facilitation, and advisory
services. We focus our resources on multi-year programs for states and municipalities, projects with
individual organizations that can provide models for the field, and continued support for our participant
community. Learn more »
The Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Leaders brought together fifty dynamic young cultural leaders from around the world in Salzburg, Austria for an intensive leadership development program. NAS partnered with the Salzburg Global Seminar, a non-profit organization known for its global convening power, to develop this program, which provided a unique learning opportunity for “next generation” cultural leaders from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe.
The Future Leadership Program was aimed at cultivating the next wave of arts and cultural executives, and equipping them with the expertise they will need to excel in top management positions within the next five to seven years. The approaching retirement of long-standing executives across the entire nonprofit sector presents a momentous challenge for the cultural field as well. With smart investment today, together we can transform this looming change into a creative opportunity.